Random Thoughts After Having My Second Child

It is amazing how the “solitude” of having a baby can make so many thoughts race through my mind. I decided I would share some of these random thoughts. Perhaps they’re not so random. Maybe you’ve thought some of these things too?

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  • My 3 1/2 year old daughter suddenly looks like a giant.
  • It’s amazing how a simple shower can feel like a day at the spa.
  • All this baby ever does is eat and poop.
  • Speaking of poop, when will my conversations with my husband NOT revolve around the colour and consistency of the baby’s poop?
  • Holy cleavage Batman!
  • I used to think there’s nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby. Wrong. There’s nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby and a sleeping preschooler.
  • How much longer will I have to pee with a peri-bottle?
  • I hate the postpartum chill. How come no one told me about that before I had children?
  • It’s amazing how having a baby can make you feel completely incompetent.
  • Why do babies smell so good?
  • Where do the days go?
  • Speaking of the passage of time… why are the days so short and the nights so long?
  • And speaking of nights, will I ever get to sleep for more than three hours?
  • I wonder what’s happening in the world right now.
  • My bedroom feels like a prison.
  • If I do one more sudoku puzzle, I think my head will explode. Actually, maybe I can do just one more.
  • Do telemarketers have nap radar? Every time I try to nap someone is calling to sell me something.
  • I love the way my baby curls up against my chest and falls asleep.
  • It feels so amazing to wear real clothing. Why don’t I get out of my pajamas more often?
  • I can’t stop eating. I graze all day long!
  • I wonder when I’ll be able to sit on a chair without my donut pillow?
  • I think google was created for postpartum mothers.
  • I thought I knew how to breastfeed and everyone told me that it’s like riding a bicycle. This baby has taught me that it’s not at all like riding a bicycle. This time it feels like I’m learning how to drive a car that’s revving to go while I’m just trying to figure out how to put the car into gear.
  • Speaking of breastfeeding, I can’t wait for breastfeeding to be established and for the baby to have more of a predictable schedule. When that day comes, I will finally have that long-awaited glass of wine.
  • I love having this little person in my life. I look forward to watching her become who she is meant to be.
Jennifer Bly
Published author, creator of The Deliberate Mom, and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Jennifer those might be ‘random’ thoughts but I can guarantee that MANY other moms think those and many other things too : ) You are not alone by far. Hang in there, you are doing great!!!
    Megan

  2. says

    I loved the “holy cleavage”…made me long for those breastfeeding days.
    And postpartum chills? Is that what those were? I’ve had four kids, and I never realized that’s why I was so cold afterwards! See, you thought me something.

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